In the early 1940s, The British Government decided to improve the quality of milk in Bombay City. The Bombay Municipal Corporation Milk Supply Scheme was started in 1945. Polson a private enterprise at Anand organised a strong network of contractors and traders to procure milk from farmers of Khaira District of Anand. The company made the minimum price to farmers and reaped big profits by selling it at high prices to Bombay Municipal Corporation. The farmers complained to Sardar Vallabhai Patel who advocated Milk Cooperatives which gave rise to Amul Dairy Co-Operative.
The First Farmers integrated Diary Co-operative was established in Anand town of Kaira District of Gujarat in 1946, to fight against the exploitation of farmers by private traders. This co-operative is popularly known as AMUL (Anand Milk Union Limited). AMUL was a result of a powerful socio-economic movement which shook the British Bureaucracy.
Tribhuvandas Kishibhai Patel (1903-1994) was the founder of Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers Union and later the Amul co-operative movement in Anand. He is known as the father of the Co-operative movement in India. He was a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Ramo Magsaysay award for Community Leadership.
Dr Verghese Kurien (1921-2012)- Tribhuvandas Patel picked up Verghese Kurien as a young manager for the co-operative movement. He helped in setting up the AMUL cooperative and is known as Father of White Revolution in India. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Ramon Magsaysay Award, World Food Prize among so many other awards.
A Special Cover was issued at Anand on 03 Oct 2003 on Birth Centenary of Tribhuvandas Patel. It features the AMUL logo and photograph of Tribhuvandas Patel and Dr V Kurien.
Chinese people have known to like Tea from last thousand years. Taiwan (ROC) issued a set of five stamps on Teapots from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) & Ching Dynasty (1644-1911). These stamps were issued 18 Jan 1991. The Teapots featured are.
2 NT$ – Ming Dynasty Teapot . in underglaze blue. It has a bamboo stalk handle.
3 NT$ – Ming Dynasty Lustrous white Teapot. Two creeping dragon figures as handle and spout.
9 NT$ – Ching Dynasty Teapot with Landscape motif. Large mouth for long leaf green tea.
12 NT$ – Ching Dynasty Rectangular Teapot with Passion flower motif. the knob of the lid is in the shape of a ling chih fungus
Taiwan (ROC) issued a set of stamps on ancient Chinese enamelware on 20 May 1982. Enamelling is said to have been introduced into China from Istanbul by Arabs. The Chinese term for enamelware “Fa lang” is derived from Fo-Lang-chi a medieval name for Istanbul.
NT $2.00 -Champlev enamelware-Plate & Cup – Chien-lung ware (1736-1795).
NT $5.00 – Cloisonne enamelware – Gold-plated Duck – Chien-lung ware (1736-1795)
NT $8.00 -Painted enamelware -Incense burner – Kang -hsi ware (1662-1722 AD)
NT $12.00 -Cloisonne enamelware – Milk-tea pot – Chien-lung ware (1736-1795 AD).The cylindrical piece has three sections . The spout and handle are shaped like a dragon.